The application process for the Grosse Pointe Public School System Child Development and Preschool Program has been designed to guarantee all applicants a fair and equitable opportunity. Parents should be aware of the application timelines. Listed below are the guidelines regarding the application process.

    Applications for the GPPSS Child Development and Preschool Program are available online and through the preschool office 313-432-3809.

    The 2024-2025 school year application period is Jan 8, 2024-January 31, 2024. Applicants will be notified by Feb. 8, 2024 as to whether they have been accepted into the preschool program and if their choice school is available. 

    A lottery will be held for placement.  At the time of the lottery, all names will be pulled and assigned a number. Those names who do not receive a spot will form a waiting list in the order they were pulled. Applications submitted after the lottery will remain in the database until the original waiting list has been exhausted. In the event the original waiting list is exhausted, names will be pulled from the database based on time and date of submission.

    Families will be notified via the email address provided on the application.  Email responses either accepting/denying placement will be due within 24 hours. Once accepted, you will receive an emailed invoice including the non-refundable $100 registration fee and the full first month’s tuition.  Parents who fail to notify the Preschool Director(s) of their decision within the 24 hour time frame will be removed from the lottery pool. The family of the next child on the waiting list will be contacted during that week. 

    The tuition is 50% refundable up to July 1, 2024. After July 1, 2024, there are no refunds. The registration fee is nonrefundable.

    Transportation is not provided; it is the sole responsibility of parents to transport their children to and from the preschool.

    Students requesting a preschool placement should identify which building or buildings they would like to attend, but requests for specific teachers will not be allowed.

    This is for placement in the preschool program only. Students will return to their neighborhood school (if their preschool placement is different) for K-5.